Teaching and Learning Blog

CPD At Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio School

Delivering high quality CPD in these challenging times I have led CPD at Liverpool Life sciences UTC for the past 6 years and now also lead the CPD for the staff at The Studio School, along with my colleague Emma Weston. Delivering high quality CPD has been a key focus for us in the CUC …

Remote Learning – Dr Carly Brooke

If there’s one thing that lockdown has highlighted, it has to be the power of online Teaching and Learning tools in a modern Blended Learning curriculum. In the CUC building both Studio and UTC have spent a great deal of time in recent years ensuring that students can access high quality learning resources, and never …

What makes our Junior Leadership Team so unique – Laura Bonnesen

I work in a school which educates in a forward-thinking way and I wanted to ensure the Junior Leadership clearly matched the school’s ethos. When I took over running the Junior Leadership Team, I began to research what other schools ‘student councils’ were doing. Could we learn anything from them? I quickly realised the Life …

Hello Lockdown World – Andy Johnson

“Hello World” is recognised globally by anyone who has taken it upon themselves to learn how to program a small computer application.  Writing such a program is most often quite simple within most programming languages and it is frequently used as a welcome handshake to a discipline that for some, comes naturally and for others …

We need to talk about literacy . . . Amy Connelly

When we think about literacy, more often than not it is put into the firm category of ‘English Stuff’.  Many schools adopt literary strategies such as ‘Word of the Week’ or ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and whilst they may serve a purpose they are ultimately only plastering over the cracks.  We need to think far more …